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Alcohol consumption policies and laws differ across various States within the country, it is important to find out the prevalence and burden of alcohol consumption in various States and within the States of the country. This is a community based cross sectional descriptive study done in Anakaputhur, an urban area ofKancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu. . Persons who indulge in alcohol consumption were more prone to develop health problems like hypertension, gastrointestinal problems and psychiatric illnesses and the associations between these health problems and alcohol consumption were found to be statistically significant.